April 11, 2008

Meet our kids!

We are officially a family of SEVEN! I'm thrilled to be able to introduce our two newest additions. Without further adieu (and since you probably just skipped all of this to see pictures...) this is our daughter, Fetya (pronounced Fit-e-yah).


Our referral picture



Picture of Mel giving her the "goodies" we sent, she's holding an album with photos of our home and family.
Here she is strutting her stuff in the clothes that Eli picked out to mail her.
I have about 20 more pictures, but I'll post them over the next two weeks :)





This is our son, Yohannes. Here is our referral picture.





This is my favorite picture of him. He's just absolutely adorable!

This is a recent picture that Lenka took. He's smiling in almost every photo that I have.
This is from last week's update from Rachel--he's changed so much in the past two months. I can't wait to get my hands on his squeezy cheeks!



So there you have it--our two newest additions! More photos to follow!

24 comments:

Jill Coen said...

Praise Jesus!!! Your children are beautiful and I'm so thankful that today was a success!!! Now, let's pack!!!

Susan said...

Congratulations! They are both *~beautiful~*!! Thank you, God, for the successful court date!!

Love, Susan

the Steiger's said...

WE are so HAPPY for you. I can not wait to see them both in your arms. CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Lenka

Jori said...

So HAPPY for you all! Congrats on your 2 new little ones ... such wonderful news. I love the pictures and pray you are packing now to go get them! :)
Blessings, Jori
WFR 02/19 either x2

Sherry said...

Praising the Lord for hearing our prayers! Rejoicing with you over these precious children He has given to you. They are BEAUTIFUL!! Congratulations!!!

Sherry Semlow

Andrea said...

Congrautlations!!!! We are thrilled for you and your kids are beautiful and gorgeous!! I am always amazed at how adorable all these kids are. So sad to not travel with you, but I will be praying for you on your journey.

Andrea

Caleb and Becca's Ethiopia Adoption said...

Congrats!!! Praying for smooth travel arrangements and travel!!! They are BEAUTIFUL!!

Gibson Family said...

Its just beyond our wildest dreams to celebrate with you today!!!! Your children are BEAUTIFUL and we are all in love...it was instant :)
I can't wrap my brain around ALL the pictures you have of your angels...what an amazing blessing for your family!!!
We are PRAISING the Lord for His mighty miracles!!!
We love you!!!
Roger & Kari

Bethany said...

AHHHHHH!!!!!! I am so excited for you!!!! I checked at like 9:00 this morning and realized I'd have to wait a few hours. How gorgeous! Joshua and I are asking for two children in the same age range as yours. How amazing is God's faithfulness!

shawn and tisha said...

Your kids are so beautiful!! Thank you, Lord, for making this court date successful!!! Yay!! :)
Tisha

E said...

Praise & thanks!!! Yay! I'm so happy for you & can't wait to hear of travel news and the happy details of your return home with the two new additions!

They're beautiful kiddos - and, I agree, your son has changed so much!

Congratulations!!!

Love,
Erica

Kris said...

YAYAYAYAY!!! It finally is REAL! Congrats.. they are adorable!

Carpenters said...

Oh, Apryl, they are so precious! We are so excited for you and your new family of seven! Congratulations! Praise God!

With Love,
Penelope

Jen said...

I am so stinkin' excited for your family I have chill bumps all over! The kids are gorgeous, amazing, wonderful, precious! Praise God!!

mattandkristy said...

They are so beautiful!!! Congratulations Mom and Dad!

Kristy

K.P. said...

Praise the Lord. What beautiful additions to the already beautiful family! Praying the next weeks go smoothly and quickly and soon you'll all be together!

KP

Abby said...

Congratulations! They are so beautiful! I found your blog through Penelope's.
Abby

Danielle said...

PRAISE THE LORD! I just feel like crying (a good thing!) We're so happy for you. Love, Danielle

Team Dragovich said...

Let us lift our hands to the Lord and praise His Mighty Name!! Your children are beautiful, and I can already see ALL the kids together!! Get packin' girl!!
Love,
Shari

cjsanderson said...

I am so happy for all of you!! You are a GREAT family and have so much LOVE. I thank God to be able to share in your joy! Great travel and love!

Paul & Holly West said...

YEA! Such good news! Such beautiful kids! I am so excited for you.

Praying for you are you get ready to travel...
Love,
Holly

From Penny said...

What do you MEAN over the next two weeks... uhm-
Slide.com thank you!!!!

I have no patience for this!!
LOL!

OK, did you change the name of your daugther, or is that her name now? I just got the other one! :)

OK, all joking aside! Praise God for his faithfulness, and blessing, and power, and grace, and for such ADORABLY cute kids he has given you!
AMEN!

Danica said...

they are sooooo cute! i can't wait to meet them!

Team Dragovich said...

I like the new ticker!!! Very real, isn't it??
Love, Shari